“If you wish, you can make me clean”

With Lent right around the corner, the talk of the (Catholic) town has centered on what to do or give up for Lent. I have always felt a bit uncomfortable with this whole concern with doing things for Lent or giving things up. It seems at times like people lose sight of what really matters. […]


Lenten Thoughts

Last year, the day we set about pruning roses happened to be the very day that Jorge Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis. This year, as I set about cutting back the roses and cleaning up the garden, which had begun to look quite scraggly, I was trying to think some about Lent.  Mind you, this […]


A New Season

The last few weeks have been difficult. There have been many changes within my family and a lot of stress from school. My brother recently moved to another state and my mom has had a hard time adjusting to her first child moving away. My cousin also had her baby prematurely, but she is in […]


When Tomorrow Comes

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”  –Mary Anne Radmacher Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of another 40 Days for Life campaign. 40 Days for Life began in Bryan/College Station, Texas in 2004. Three years later, in 2007, the first […]


Choose Love This Lent

I don’t know about you, but I always dread Lent. I know that’s not the proper attitude that a Catholic should have as this season begins but do people actually enjoy not eating meat on Friday? How about fasting? You know the second you decide to give up a bad habit like Facebook that something […]